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Poster: os2warp Date: Jan 1, 2014 9:01am
Forum: software Subject: Wanting to preserve OS/2 operating system - Need suggestions

Hi

I was amaze that Archive.org was able to post some MAME ROMs and I was wondering if it can be possible to legally preserve Microsoft and IBM's OS/2 installers.

I'm part of the OS/2 community (OS2World.com). Today we are using eComStation which is sold by Mensys and it pays IBM an OEM license to IBM.

But all MS and IBM OS/2 are now discontinued and both do not sell anymore OS/2. Many IBM OS/2 discontinued software (SmartSuite, DB/2, Netview, etc) are dissapearing and I will really like to preserve it to help my online community.

OS/2's first edition used to came in 5 1/4 and 3 1/5 diskettes. While the latest ones (Warp 3, 4 and 4.5x) also came in CD-ROMS.

Please, I will welcome any comment if it can be possible to preserve these installer on Archive.org, and I'm also open to collaborate on this.

Regards

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDFJustin Date: Jan 3, 2014 2:43pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Wanting to preserve OS/2 operating system - Need suggestions

Get in touch with jscott@archive.org, he's the software curator for the Archive.

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Poster: os2warp Date: Jan 3, 2014 5:06pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Wanting to preserve OS/2 operating system - Need suggestions

Thanks. I had already contacted him by twitter and send him an email. I'm waiting for a reply.

I will really like to hear some suggestion on how to help on this goal and see if it can be possible and legal.

Regards
Martin.

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Poster: Sfan00 Date: Jan 21, 2014 1:11pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Wanting to preserve OS/2 operating system - Need suggestions

Why not ask IBM if they would be willing to donate?

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Poster: os2warp Date: Jan 25, 2014 7:01pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Wanting to preserve OS/2 operating system - Need suggestions

It is not easy to find on IBM to whom ask this.

I found out the process to ask to republish documentation, but I haven't found the process to republish software.

Regards.